(416) 532-5514 robhawke@gmail.com

Rob’s Clients

Excellence Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association
Ontario Ministry of Health
Boating Ontario Association
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
York Region Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Norfolk Family Health Team
Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
PharmacyU Vancouver
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Process Control Association
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
St Johns Ambulance
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto
Ryerson University
Self-Care MVMT Summit
Sunnybrook Hospital Pharmacology Rounds
The Canadian MPN Network Conference
The Centre For Innovation In Complex Care
Toronto Western Hospital

Sun Life Financial
The Ontario Hospital Association
The Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Canadian Fluid Power Association
Leadership In Medical Education Toronto
The Hamilton Family Health Team
Princess Margaret Hospital
The York/UHN Nursing Academy
PharmacyU Toronto
Pharmacy Technician Society of BC
Prince Edward – Lennox & Addington Social Services
20th Annual Contemporary Therapeutic Issues in Cardiovascular Disease
3rd National Forum on Patient Experience
CMHA Kenora Branch
Creative Works Studio at St. Michael’s Hospital
ELLICSR Health Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre
Elder Abuse Ontario- Provincial Conference
Friends of Gilda’s Nova Scotia
University Health Network – Toronto
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Waterloo
Engineering York University

Laughter is GOOD Medicine!

Workshop with L’Chaim Cancer Support Group,a project of the National Council of Jewish Womenof Canada – Toronto region.

People are saying…

Sun Life Financial

“Your story is inspiring and your courage remarkable. I was riveted as you spoke of your battle with both cancer and depression. You were able to solicit uproarious laughter from what can be a very tough crowd!

Great job. I’m a fan for life!”

—Steve Rooney, Sun Life Financial

University Health Network

“Your voice and vulnerability brought to life the voices and experiences of the many people we all lay hands on every day. Keep up your wonderful work!”

—Joy Richards, RN,PhD, Vice-President Health Professions University Health Network

“I was reading the feedback forms yesterday and many wrote that their favorite part of the entire conference was YOU.  You were fantastic and really made an impact on our staff.”

—Myann Marks, University Health Network

Trillium Health Centre
“Rob is funny, dynamic and knows how to light up a room. His talks for medical professionals, students and patients are a must see. Kudos!”

—Dante Morra Chief of Staff, Trillium Health Centre

UHN Nursing Academy
“I witnessed Rob’s courage and commitment to make a difference in the lives of others through his being and talents as an artist. He continues to be so important for those of us who work in hospital environments.”

—Gail J. Mitchell, RN; PhD,Professor, School of Nursing, UHN Nursing Academy

Young Adult Cancer Canada
“Robert Hawke is a gifted speaker who knows how to engage an audience, shake participants out of their comfort zones and lift the energy of any event. Not only does he provide memorable, informative content, but he has audiences laughing, standing, and participating at an unprecedented level.”

—Karine Chalifour Program Director, Young Adult Cancer Canada

San Francisco Fringe Festival
“…Best Solo Male Comedy”

—San Francisco Fringe Festival
Prague International Fringe Festival
“… a brilliant and funny show. An inspiring piece of theatre.”

—Carole Wears, Prague International Fringe Festival

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
“Entertaining, enlightening and inspiring. Bravo!”

Robert Fletcher, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

THANC Foundation
“… One man’s battle with cancer turns into a triumph for all who are privileged to witness Robert Hawke’s fearless, funny, moving, and amazingly virtuoso performance. Are you ready to meet your body?”

—Steve Turtell, Development Manager, THANC Foundation

Ovarian Cancer Canada
“Watching Robert Hawke’s “Laughing in the Face of Cancer” was not only hilarious, but it helped to break down barriers of isolation by allowing the room to laugh and appreciate the shared experience of illness. Being able to laugh at something that can be so traumatic and draining, was empowering and set the tone for the rest of the day.”

—Nicole Foster, Ovarian Cancer Canada

York University
“This compelling tour inside Norm’s body brought to life his personal struggle with accepting and then dealing with cancer. But what was most amazing was the way that Rob Hawke used humor to guide us through a fearful journey that resulted in hope for us all. NormVsCancer brought tears to my eyes from laughter and inspiration – a must see!”

—Harvey A. Skinner, Dean, Faculty of Health, York University

Premier Ballerina

“Rob I can’t begin to tell you how moving, how generous and how heart-stopping you were tonight – The magic maker was you! Thank you just doesn’t say it enough – but thank you thank you thank you comes from the bottom of my heart.”

—Veronica Tennant, Film Producer, Premier Ballerina

Dr. Cobie Whitten, Olympia, Washington

“Rob was a resounding hit with all – he truly brought hope, humor and BIG heart to our diverse audience.”

— Dr. Cobie Whitten, Olympia, Washington